HSDM’s Wang Receives Shore Fellowship
Xiu-Ping Wang, DMD, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of developmental biology at HSDM, received a 2012 Eleanor and Miles Shore Fellowship, the Harvard School of Dental Medicine Fellowship in Honor of Aina M. Auskaps, DMD. Auskaps, DMD55, was the first woman DMD graduate of HSDM. The Eleanor and Miles Shore 50th Anniversary Fellowship Program for Scholars in Medicine is designed to help junior faculty "at the point in their careers when they must teach, do research, compete for grants, publish, or practice (if a clinical faculty member) at the same time they may be assuming increased family or other responsibilities....The intention of the Fellowship is to support academic activities. The awards may be used for protected time from clinical or laboratory responsibilities to pursue academic work, including writing a grant application, preparing a manuscript, completing a research project, or developing a new curriculum." Wang heads the Wang Laboratory at HSDM, which studies the molecular genetics of craniofacial and tooth development and the regulation of stem cells in teeth. Read the Harvard Gazette article about Wang and the Shore Fellowship.